Friday, November 17, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
A Bit of Country in the City
The few times I've visited this attraction, I have never run across many tourists.
Maybe the travel and tourism industry keeps it secret. Everything's free!
One of these days, I ought to make a travel guide, listing all the freebies on this island.
If enough people bought it, I could become a millionaire.
Back in 2011, when the photo was taken, a sudden rain squall hit the place.
That sort of ruined chances of getting any wildlife photos, with a zoom lens.
The storm didn't last more than a few minutes and the sun started shining.
The place got quiet like the critters knew another rain cloud would move in.
A forest is a special place, just after the rain falls. It becomes refreshing.
I backed off and created this wide-angle image before, leaving the big city behind.
Camera: Pentax K5
Lens: Pentax 18-250 at 22 MM
Exposure: f/16 1.6 sec ISO 100
Location: Sueyoshi Park, Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Date and Time: OCT 15 2011 3:45 PM
Friday, November 10, 2017
It Doesn't Really Bounce
Here's what happens when an unsteady iPhone is used to create an animation.
Last night I had the opportunity to visit American Village in Chatan.
Sometime, in the future, I'll have to go back with a real camera and a tripod.
The place is some kind of tourist trap if, you ask me.
You know how, back in the USA, they have Chinatowns, where Chinese hangout.
Well, over here, somebody got the idea to make an American place, for Chinese to visit.
It seems to be working quite well. Americans, Chinese and Japanese people go there.
Let's backtrack, to yesterday morning. I had an appointment at the hospital in Nago City.
After a whole month of taking pain-killing drugs, I told the doctor, I'm done with that crap.
I feel fine and was really getting tired of, not-being-able-to-drink-beer.
Immediately after taking the snaps of that amusing ride, I had another mission to accomplish.
That was: Get back into my hometown and drink some cold Orion Draft Beers.
The wife decided to stay at home and I promised, I'd be back early. So, here's what I did.
Got a ride in a taxi, with a friend and was in the front door promptly, at 4 AM.
If, you like touristy stuff, visit the American Village Ferris Wheel.
It's time for me to run. I have some catching up to do!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Camera: Pentax K1
Lens: Pentax 300 MM + 1.4 HD Rear Converter - Focal Length 420 MM
Exposure: f/7.1 1/6400 ISO 800
Location: Kin Dam, Okinawa, Japan
Date and Time: NOV 7 2015 2:43 PM